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Turkey: Grup Ariana replaces Mine


Eurovision News Review:

* More details about Kdam-Eurovision revealed
* Bobby Ljungren & Billy Butt: Swedes with Baltic plans
* 87 songs submitted in Bosnia & Herzegovina
* Turkey: Grup Ariana replaces Mine
* Restaurant crew serve up £2,500 for tsunami victims
* LRT fooled: Ben by Michael Jackson in 3rd semifinal
* The Local – Swedish gay hate priest launches appeal

More details about Kdam-Eurovision revealedesctoday.com
Soul singer, Momy Levi, will perform with an entry he wrote himself whereas Zehava Ben will now have to search for a new song after she counted on a composition by Rinat Gabay, who turned down the offer since she has already qualified to compete herself. Samir Shukri will perform an entry composed by Zohar Laskov. It will not be Laskov’s first time on Eurovision grounds as he wrote the 1987 Israeli entry Shir Habatlanim (also known as Hupa-Hulle). The artistic manager of the show will be Kobi Oshrat (composer of Hallelujah) who will be consulted by other writers who experienced the Eurovision Song Contest. The interval act will include an Italian medley performed by the host, Moran Atias (pictured), who is also a presenter on Italian television. Another act during the night will be a Eurovision medley by Maya Buskila and Harel Ska’at. Israel’s 2005 Eurovision entry will be chosen by a mixed voting consisting the vote of the audience in the hall, 4 juries in seperate cities, and also an internet-voting and televoting which will account for 40% of the votes… The artistic manager of the show will be Kobi Oshrat (composer of Hallelujah) who will be consulted by other writers who experienced the Eurovision Song Contest. The interval act will include an Italian medley performed by the host, Moran Atias (pictured), who is also a presenter on Italian television. Another act during the night will be a Eurovision medley by Maya Buskila and Harel Ska’at. Israel’s 2005 Eurovision entry will be chosen by a mixed voting consisting the vote of the audience in the hall, 4 juries in seperate cities, and also an internet-voting and televoting which will account for 40% of the votes. IBA will accompany the production with a filming crew in order to produce a documentary film.

Bobby Ljungren & Billy Butt: Swedes with Baltic plansesctoday.com
We recorded the song in Stockholm in November last year. We believe that Laura is a great singer and she has the possibility to make it. If she would win the Lituanian Eurovision Song Contest selections, she will have all of Europe at her feet. ”

When asked for his view on the Lithuanian music industry, Butt points out their weakness. “The music industry in Lithuania is very interesting and exciting. It’s a small country but with a lot of talents such as Amberlife, Kuchinskas, B’avarija, Geltona and Mango. The problem is the lack of knowledge on how to launch those great artists abroad.

87 songs submitted in Bosnia & Herzegovinaesctoday.com
87 song have been submitted. A total number of 87 songs, written by composers and authors from Bosnia & Herzegovina, the neighbourhood, and many other countries have applied to take part in BH Eurosong 2005. According to the rules which regulate the process of selection of the song that will represent Bosnia & Herzegovina at the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest, an expert jury will evaluate all songs. Therefore they will take two days: 18th and 19th January 2005.

Turkey: Grup Ariana replaces Mineesctoday.com
Berna Batmaz of TRT kindly asked us to inform you that Irfan Akdokur and ?mran Akdokur, composers of the song Sen benim aşkımsın, have replaced the performer of their song. Grup Ariana will sing the song instead of Mine. The new participant list for the 2005 Turkish Eurovision Song Contest selections thus looks like this:

1. Grup Ariana – Sen benim aşkımsın
2. Se?il H?ner – Rumuz andante
3. G?lseren – Rimi rimi ley
4. Nursel Efe – Tek isteğim
5.

Restaurant crew serve up £2,500 for tsunami victimsNews & Star
Restaurant owner Joyce Jennings was so touched by the plight of the disaster victim’s that she organised a tapas and entertainment night on Sunday. She drafted in Junior Eurovision star Cory Spedding, whose mum Claire, works at Platform 9; Cory’s grandfather, entertainer Don Spedding; a singer and a classical guitarist to perform, while her staff worked for free. Up and coming musicians in Parton, Whitehaven, will be using their talents to raise cash for the tsunami victims. Youngsters who have been talking part in music and multi-media programme with Altar Native, will be staging a charity gig, called St Valentine’s Massacre, on February 14 at Parton Village hall. Rapper James Billingham, death-metal band 23, and an as-yet-to-be-named trio, are appealing for other local performers to join them. All money raisedwill go to the appeal.

LRT fooled: Ben by Michael Jackson in 3rd semifinalesctoday.com
He and his friend submitted Michael Jackson?s hit Ben to the Lithuanian selections. LRT accepted the song and scheduled it in next Saturday?s semifinal. ?In the middle of 2004, me and my friend made plans to fool LRT in its Eurovision Song Contest selections,? explains Vygandas to Lithuanian news portal Delfi. ?We decided to submit an existing song with another singer and wanted to check the organisers? musical sophistication. ?

The two friends took one of Michael Jackson?s world hits Ben and renamed the song You. On 10th December 2004, LRT?s deadline for submitting songs, they made a fake biography, named their imaginary singer Justė Kriauzaitė and added the picture of British singer Lolly. LRT didn?t smell a rat and was interested in the singer and her song and selected her for the 3rd semifinal of the Lithuanian national selection, to take place next Saturday.

The Local – Swedish gay hate priest launches appealThe Local
“We regret any mistakes we have made and are prepared to make up for them,” she said. htmlSociety–>.

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